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Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

...s to be a potent killer of drug-resistant multiple myeloma cells, and potentially with less toxicity than cur...y in combination with other treatments. Multiple myeloma is a currently incurable cancer of the bone marrow that causes a plunge in the production of vital r...

BiovaxID?yields 89 percent survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkins

...formation to become non-Hogkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. "This is the first human cancer vaccine study to see T-cell responses in the absence of B-cells," said the study's first author, Sattva Neelapu, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Lymphoma at the Universi...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

...those receiving stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma (a cancer originating in bone marrow) and patients with ovarian cancer receiving an experimental treatment--an anti-cancer vaccine made from dendritic cells. Carl June, M.D., director of translational research at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center, leads ...

Genome changes tracked during multiple myeloma initiation, progression and treatment

...d with the development and progression of multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable malignancy that is the second most common cancer of the blood. The results, published in the April issue of Cancer Cell, provide new genetic and biological insights that open innovative directions for the discovery of effective the...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

... out of a landscape of many DNA alterations in the myeloma genome, the researchers report in the April issue ... results "define new disease subgroups of multiple myeloma that can be correlated with different clinical outcomes," wrote the authors, led by Ronald DePinho, ...

New tool helps blood specialists improve patient care

...loping additional measures in the area of multiple myeloma to be released within the next several months. In addition to the evaluation component, each set of measures will be accompanied by physician resources and educational materials. For more information on the new Hematology PIM, visit www.hematology.o...

An advanced genetic diagnostic method for multiple myeloma

...posed a new genetic diagnostic method for multiple myeloma (MM), a type of bone marrow cancer, which permits ...gy. A disease associated with old age Multiple myeloma is a disease which primarily affects persons above 60 years of age. In 2001 in Spain, 1716 new cases...

'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity

...es taken from 14 head and neck cancer and multiple myeloma patients. Sildenafil, marketed under the trade name Viagra, is one of a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in millions of men, and in recent years, its ability to stimulate the production of NO has been investigated by experts in ...

Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers

...and colon cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma--were associated with firefighting on varying levels of increased risk. "There's a critical and immediate need for additional protective equipment to help firefighters avoid inhalation and skin exposures to known and suspect...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

..., hematologist and lead researcher on the multiple myeloma clinical trial in the measles virus investigation....gression. Eligible candidates for the multiple myeloma study will be adults with relapsed or refractory (that is, having had more than one type of treatmen...

Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

...lready on the market ?one of which is the multiple myeloma drug Velcade ?to light up tumor viruses on a gamma camera. The technique is the first in the new field of in vivo molecular-genetic imaging that doesn't require transfecting tumors with a "reporter" gene, the scientists say. "The beauty of this is...

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